Oak View Group

Manager, Engineering| XL Center

Location US-CT-Hartford
Job ID
Location Name
XL Center
Regular Full-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group (OVG) is the world’s leading arena development, management, and hospitality company founded in 2015 by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff to disrupt business as usual. As the largest developer of sports and entertainment facilities in the world, OVG prioritizes the way we do business focusing on making long-term investments in our people and our planet. We focus on building a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive workplace. Each day our team members around the world and throughout our local communities work together to provide the greatest experience to our fans and partners.


We celebrate and support a strong, transparent, authentic and inclusive culture focused around four core values:  

  • We treat each other fairly and with respect.
  • We act with integrity.
  • We have an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • We give back to our global community.


More information at OakViewGroup.com, and follow OVG on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn


Under general direction, manage and direct advanced journey level and leadwork duties in the technical operation, maintenance and repair of HVAC system, electrical generating equipment and auxiliary systems of a widely dispersed building complex with numerous individual physical plants; performs related work as required.


This role will pay a wage of $85,000 to $115,000. 


For FT roles: Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan, 401(k) matching, and paid time off (vacation days, sick days, and 11 holidays).


About the Venue

The XL Center is Connecticut’s premier destination for sports & entertainment.
The 15,000+ seat downtown arena is home to the eleventh-time National Champion UConn Women's Basketball team and the five-time National Champion UConn Men's Basketball team. Led by Hall of Fame basketball Head Coach Geno Auriemma and Dan Hurley, the Men's & Women's basketball programs have established themselves as national powerhouses.


The XL Center is also home to the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, the primary developmental affiliate of the New York Rangers.


The XL Center entertains millions of visitors annually with a variety of concerts, family shows, ice-skating spectaculars, consumer events, and trade shows throughout the season. The venue has played host to an extraordinary roster of world-renowned artists, including Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Pearl Jam, Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears, Drake, and many others.


The XL Center will continue to be the center of sports and entertainment for Hartford and the State of Connecticut for years to come.


  • Manage all AFSCME engineering staff involved in HVAC, plumbing, electrical, event setup, and other technical services. Train staff as needed.
  • Develop, maintain and manage operating procedures relating to the engineering department
  • Review and recommend day-to-day operational policies and procedures for the Engineering department
  • Research, review, and recommend equipment, materials, and supplies required for the Engineering department
  • Oversees the operation, maintenance and repair of plant equipment and auxiliary systems; recommends operational methods and procedures
  • Monitor diesel powered electrical generator to provide emergency electrical power during power outages or curtailment
  • Participates in the operation, maintenance and repair of equipment, minor electrical and plumbing repairs to expedite the return of equipment or auxiliary systems to operational status
  • Manage set-up and operation of basic IT equipment including minor ethernet connections, switches, display panels, network cabling, UPS, and camera systems
  • Track daily productivity via allocation sheets, daily logs, and maintenance management system
  • Clearly, effectively, and timely communicate work issues with staff
  • Provide excellent customer service assistance to internal and external clients
  • Manage engineering requirements for all XL Center events
  • Assist in managing/developing department operating budget and capital expenditure plans
  • Assist in the review and managing of contractor projects and service contracts
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Director of Operations


  • Three to Five years (3-5) years of increasing responsibility in facility operations including HVAC, electrical, plumbing, conversion, and other technical services.
  • High school diploma required. College degree preferred.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and prioritize quickly
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Working relationship with unions a plus
  • Knowledge in determining and coordinating logistical needs for very large events, preferably in a large sports arena or event facility
  • Proficiency with general office PC applications
  • Knowledge with Building Management Systems and Software
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple, high priority projects with attention to detail
  • Applicants must be proactive self-starters able to work autonomously
  • Demonstrated sound organizational, coordinating and personal interface skills
  • Possession of Universal CFC license highly desirable
  • Must have availability to work long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed

Strengthened by our Differences. United to Make a Difference.

At OVG, we understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence. Our success is rooted in creating environments that reflect and celebrate the diverse communities in which we operate and serve, and this is the reason we are committed to amplifying voices from all different backgrounds.


Oak View Group is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (“protected class”) including, but not limited to veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.


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